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“La Thuile Resort” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Thuile

La Thuile
Ranked #48 of 247 things to do in Valle d'Aosta
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“La Thuile Resort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

Visited second week in January 2104. Great little resort, very underestimated and totally family friendly. You won't get bored with the runs, lift system was good, loads of snow; locals quite friendly; coffee and cake excellent.....pizza to die for!
You can ski over to France if you wish.
Would not hesitate to go again.
Resort was not busy, so plenty of skiing.
Some good bars and restaurants catering for all tastes.

Visited January 2014
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“No Queues”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

We had a week skiing and boarding over the new year period. I am a skier and my partner a boarder. Quiet slopes with few queues, mainly red runs, which we enjoyed. If you're a beginner/lower int, this resort is a bit limited. If you enjoy a range a red runs this is a good, inexpensive and friendly ski area.
There was a number of good boarding option, but the lift are not that well linked and there are a number of flat areas which are difficult for boarders, which meant we tended to stick to the la thuile gondola side of the mountain rather that the no7 side or La Rossier.
The snow was good, 4 blue sky days and 2 powder days, which were great fun.

If we're looking for another inexpensive ski week, we will return here, an enjoyable week was had!

Visited December 2013
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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“Skiarea is a bit boring”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

The variation in slopes is not great, connections to La Rosiere and especially back from La Rosiere are bad, two old towbarlifts. because of the huge amount of snow the towbars were very
tiring . Snow in La Rosiere was slush because of the sun so we decided to go back to La thuile quickly. Quality of snow in la Thuile was a lot better. Won't come back, area is to boring. Scenery however is very nice.

Visited April 2013
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Whitburn, United Kingdom
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“OK but not amazing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

We selected the resort after reading the 'amazing' reviews however our experience was a little different. The village is small as expected but generally ok, we stayed at the Le Miramonti hotel which was very very good.
Our main issue was with the variety and grading of the slopes, in a mixed ability group we found that the 'easy' slopes, other than a relatively low number of 'core' runs were not so easy for the less confident so they ended up doing a small variety of runs over and over. The rest of us were happy with the variety of reds and blacks. It was also impossible for the less confident to ski down to the base from the gondola unload at mid mountain as the slopes were all red runs, not particularly demanding in themselves but enough to put off the less confident which meant a gondola back down for them rather than ending the day enjoying a pleasant group ski.
The other issue was the constant warnings of off-piste being dangerous due to the unpredictable snow.......a bit of a disappointment.
The most enjoyable thing was having almost deserted slopes during the week and not even that crowded at the weekend.
In our opinion not in the same league as Cervinia but OK

Visited February 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Great Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

Just returned from a week snowboarding in La Thuile and had a great time. The resort was way less crowded than most euro resorts, and we didn't see a queue all week.

There are plenty of great runs, suitable for a mix of abilities, ranging from wide empty blue runs, to steeper reds and tree runs down into the town. While we were there there was lots of snow, and therefore tons of powder just off most of the pistes, so a great place to experiment with a bit of safe off piste boarding/skiing. There were a lot of snowboarders there, and my husband and I both found the slopes fun on our boards. The chairlifts are very cold/windy, so make sure your face is well covered before getting on them.

The town is small and lovely, with everything in easy walking distance. The food and drink were great and reasonably priced, including the restaurants on the mountains. The stand out treat for us was the Chocolat shop, where you can get delicious hot chocolate, cakes, and loads of hand-made chocolate creations.

We stayed in the Planibel apartments, which are situated practically on the bottom of the slopes. You could stumble from our apartment to the main Gondola and some chair lifts in about a minute.

The apartment was clean, large and had everything we needed. There is a supermarket and a fantastic Italian deli right in the complex, and some nice restaurants and bars close by. There is also a swimming pool with a gym and sauna, which costs 10 euros (think it's free for hotel guests). You do have to wear a swimming cap, but these can be bought in one of the nearby shops for about 6 euros.

The resort and town aren't very rowdy, and the place seems great for families or people who just want to relax. Great resort, great snow, great runs. Would definitely go back.

Visited January 2013
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